Olaniwun Ajayi LP, a leading law firm in Africa has announced the appointment of Chukwuemeka Osuji, Folake Alabi and Abisola Odeinde as Partners of the firm respectively.
The notice announcing the appointment, issued by the firm read; “we, at Olaniwun Ajayi LP, are thrilled to announce the admissions of Chukwuemeka Osuji, Folake Alabi and Abisola Odeinde, into the partnership of the Firm.
Dr. Tominiyi Owolabi, the firm’s Global Managing Partner described the new partners as a perfect reflection of the firm’s ideals.
“.. these three are a perfect reflection of our ideals as a Firm. They have consistently proven themselves to be at the zenith of the Profession, and they exemplify the qualities that have come to define 0/aniwunAjayi LP in the past 6 decades – we are confident that they will bring their unique skills and perspective to the partnership, even as they continue to solve the most complex issues in the market
Short Profiles of the New Partners
Emeka is a consummate professional who has carved a niche for himself in the Nigerian oil and gas industry in the last 15 years, with significant experience in oil and gas financing, project development, regulatory compliance, corporate commercial advisory, and also, stands out for his in-depth understanding of the natural gas value chain. He has been internationally recognised as a Rising Star in Project (energy) Development in the 31st Edition of IFLR1000
Emeka is a member of various industry associations such as the Nigerian Gas Association, International Bar Association, and the National Association of Energy Economics. He holds an LLB from the University of Ibadan, a B.L from the Nigerian Law School, and is currently undertaking an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from the Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
Folake has been a true asset to the firm since she joined and her admission to the partnership is a testament to the value that she brings to the firm. Whilst she primarily works in the Finance and Capital Markets practice of the firm, she has broad experience in project finance, mergers and acquisitions, capital markets, general corporate finance, and dispute resolution, making her a truly seasoned and well-rounded adviser. A true internationally acclaimed lawyer, Folake has been ranked as a rising star by international legal directories (both the IFLR and Legal 500) under the banking, finance and capital markets categories.
In addition, Folake has a stellar record of academic achievement· she graduated top of her law class from the Olabisi Onabanjo University. In 2016 she bagged the Hauser Global Scholar award to study for a Master of Laws (LLM) degree at the New York University School of Law, where she focused on Development Finance, Corporate and Securities Law and earned the prestigious International Finance and Development Fellowship Award to undertake a fellowship at the International Finance Corporation.
Prior to her elevation, Abi was a Director in the Firm’s Power & Infrastructure practice. She brings to the table more than 17 years of top-tier experience, in which she has distinguished herself as a market-leader in corporate, project, and structured finance as well as mergers and acquisitions
She graduated from the University of Wales, Cardiff (LLB) and University College London (LL.M) and is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association